PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) April 27, 2020 As of press time, there was a total of 94 cases of COVID-19 in the Lincoln Trail District. An additional case was reported in Meade County. The total number of cases per county is as follows: Hardin—36, LaRue—5, Marion—16, Meade—11, Nelson—21, and Washington—5. Currently, 86 cases are on home isolation or have been released from monitoring. Refer to ltdhd.org for a county by county breakdown of the status of cases. The American Red Cross, in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 to sign up to donate plasma. This convalescent plasma is being evaluated as treatment for patients with serious or immediately life- threatening COVID-19 infections, or those judged by a healthcare provider to be at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening disease. People who have fully recovered from COVID- 19 have antibodies in their plasma that can attack the virus. You may qualify to donate plasma for COVID-19 patients if you meet specific plasma and blood donation eligibility requirements: • A COVID-19 diagnosis confirmed by a laboratory test • Have fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks • Are at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds (additional weight requirements apply for donors age 18 or older) • Generally feel well, even if you are being treated for a chronic condition To learn more, visit the American Red Cross website at redcross.org. Scroll down to COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Program and click on the red “Learn More” box. If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating, fill out the “Donor Eligibility Form” located at the bottom of the page. A Red Cross representative will follow up with you to confirm eligibility.